Tenants who qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) may have their rent frozen at their current level and be exempt from future rent increases.
Attention all seniors: Effective March 16, 2020, the SCRIE unit at HPD will be closed to the public until further notice. We are taking steps to protect our staff, clients, customers, partners and the New Yorkers who rely on us, while continuing to perform our work.
Seniors can email or mail their applications to HPD:
HPD will continue to process reinstatements and new applications accordingly. In the event this process is delayed, HPD will issue retroactive SCRIE payments on behalf of seniors that are determined to be eligible for the program. As the impact of COVID-19 evolves, HPD will continue to evolve its policies to keep our staff and the New Yorkers we interact with as informed and safe as possible.
If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements described above, but do not live in an HPD-supervised SCRIE building, visit Freeze Your Rent or call 311.
Senior citizens who own homes, condominiums or private non-governmentally supervised co-ops may be eligible for the Senior Citizen Homeowner Exemption Program (SCHE). For questions regarding this program, please visit New York City's Department of Finance (DOF) or call 311.
People with disabilities may qualify for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption Program (DRIE). For more information, visit Freeze Your Rent or call 311.